OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
Notice for Anamarc College Students
At this time our policies do not allow us to accept credits from Anamarc College for transfer. At the beginning of the fall semester our C & I committee will be looking at transfer credit policies with the possibility of changes. When and if appropriate changes occur we will be glad to consider your applications.
OTA PROGRAM MISSION
Consistent with the missions of Western New Mexico University and the School of Allied Health, the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program prepares students to meet the challenges of providing entry-level occupational therapy services in established and emerging areas of practice. Emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, rural and regional healthcare, global health awareness, an appreciation for life-long learning, and effective implementation of evidence based practice.
OTA PROGRAM VISION
The Western New Mexico University Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program will be a leader in the field of occupational therapy education and the program of choice for local and national scholars who hold diverse cultural backgrounds and a strong desire for lifelong learning. By providing for the needs of the students as well as populations served by occupational therapy, the OTA program will promote and responsibly lead occupational therapy into a globally connected and research-driven profession.
The occupational therapy assistant program at Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, was placed on Probationary Accreditation effective April 18, 2015, for failure to document significant progress toward correction of an area of noncompliance related to 2011 OTA Standard A.5.6 (certification exam pass rates).
The program has been requested to submit a Progress Report to return the program to full compliance with the Standards within the mandated time period for correction.